Destiny Kumari summarises a study on practitioners’ experience of the working alliance in a blended CBT intervention for depression.[read the full story...]
What’s the evidence for community interventions for ‘personality disorder’ (or complex emotional needs)? Not great
Keir Harding and Hollie Berrigan provide a personal outlook on a scoping review exploring the efficacy of community treatments for ‘personality disorder’.[read the full story...]
An INTREPID journey into the epidemiological landscape of psychosis in the Global South
Shuichi Suetani and Jon Paul Teo discuss the International Research Program on Psychotic Disorders in Diverse Settings (INTREPID II) study, which investigates the epidemiology of untreated psychoses in 3 diverse settings in the Global South.[read the full story...]
What’s the relationship between occupational physical activity, workplace stress and depression?
In her debut blog, Olga Lainidi summarises a study of Brazilian workers, which finds that occupational physical activity is linked to both workplace stress and depression.[read the full story...]
Physical activity can help anxious young people, but can it treat youth anxiety?
In her debut blog, Francesca Zecchinato explores a recent systematic review which finds that physical activity may help address anxiety symptoms in children and young people, but more research is needed to confirm it is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Youth trauma narratives: a thematic analysis of meaning-making during trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT)
In her debut blog, Georgina Thompson explores a qualitative study of how young people create meaning of their experiences during trauma narration, when receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.[read the full story...]
Does a diagnosis of severe physical illness elevate suicide risk?
Dona Matthews reviews a retrospective cohort study of 47 million people exploring the risk of suicide after diagnosis of severe physical illness, such as low-survival cancers, chronic ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and degenerative neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease.[read the full story...]
Trauma transmission in the children of trauma-affected refugees: risk and protective factors
Theofanis Kyriacou & Andie Ashdown consider a systematic review of risk and protective factors for trauma transmission among trauma-affected refugees and their non-exposed children.[read the full story...]
Ketamine and suicidal ideation: French trial finds modest short-term effects
Anya Borissova reviews a French trial that claims to be evidence that “ketamine is rapid, safe in the short term, and has persistent benefits for acute care in suicidal patients”.[read the full story...]
Mental disorder and homicide: are rates and sentencing patterns changing?
Danny Whiting reports on a study of mental health problems and long-term national trends in rates and court outcome for people convicted of homicide.[read the full story...]